Idina Menzel, the Tony Award-winning star of “Wicked,” will perform for the first time at the Oscars. She will sing the Academy-Award nominated song “Let it Go,” from “Frozen,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez from “Frozen.”
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.
The three other nominated songs are “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.”
(There was a fifth nominated best original song, Bruce Broughton’s “Alone Not Yet Alone” from the movie of the same name, which was disqualified on grounds of illicit campaigning.)
Since starring as Elphaba, the Good Witch in “Wicked,” Menzel has had a devoted group of fans. She also received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in “Rent” and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club’s off-Broadway musical “The Wild Party.”
In March, Menzel will return to Broadway to star in “If/Then,” a musical about a woman moving back to New York City for a fresh start. In addition to “Frozen,” in which she voices the character of Elsa, Menzel’s film roles include “Enchanted,” “Ask the Dust” and “Rent.” Check out her official site here.
The cast of “Frozen” recently reunited to perform the songs live: